A Full Bucket

funmondaylogo For this week’s Fun Monday, Tiggerlane says

“Have you heard of The Bucket List? Well, that’s what I want from you! Make a list of things you want to do before you die. It must be at least five items – and you can make it as long as you desire. Photos are optional. And let’s hear about some of the wackiest, most bizarre to-do’s on your Bucket List!”

Of course, I’ve heard of the Bucket List.  I’m not a big movie buff, but I’ve been pestering Shaun to take me to this one.  For some reason, he’s been finding reasons not to take me.  (Even though it’s my birthday month and I should totally be given every single thing that my heart desires, when my heart desires it.  Not that I’m complaining or anything.)

I actually posted a list on New Year’s Day.  Apparently I need to print the list out and post it where I can actually see it as I haven’t touched it nor even looked at it in a month.  That’s me…out of sight, out of mind.  You can see the list HERE.

Because I’m a snoop, I’ve spent a little time going over different lists.  It seems to be the “thing” to do lately, so there are a lot of them out there.  What all my snooping has done, is made me realize what a wonderful life I have led.   I’ve been lucky to see and do so many things.  I have a wonderful family and friends that I treasure.  Life is good. 

If I knew that I was dying, I don’t know that I would change much.  Given enough time, I’d fit in a trip to Europe with my family.  I’d get through those stacks of old pictures and write down all of our family history.  Heck, maybe I’d even get the garage cleaned out. 

The most important thing to me, always, is my family.  Whatever I did, it would have to be with them.  Hey, we can spend quality time togethere while they clean out the garage…

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49 Responses to A Full Bucket

  1. Pamela says:

    I agree about family…. I must go check out your New Years List

  2. bermudabluez says:

    Holy Cow!!! Your New Years List is HUGE!!!! And you have LOTS of great things in there…Happy FM!!

  3. Gattina says:

    you better start immediately to do all these things on your list in case a car runs you over tomorrow, lol !

  4. Ann says:

    Great post. I had a similar feeling last weekend when I found a box of photographs. Kayaking in Key West, swimming with dolphins, flying in helicopters and small planes….I couldn’t believe how much cool stuff I’ve gotten to do. It’s easy to forget, in the daily hassles.

  5. Holy Moly! That’s quite a list. And it looks like you’ve managed to cross a few off already;).

    I’m with you on the family thing;).

  6. Molly says:

    Your list makes me smile. We usually send Season’s Greetings after December 25th, and my photos are either in boxes or on the computer. Reading your blog frequently, tells me that you very successfully spend quality time with the family.

  7. Linda says:

    Now thats what I’m talking about!~ Great post!

  8. Jenni in KS says:

    If I knew I was dying, I doubt I would be out completing a list. I would rather spend the time with people I love than accomplishing things because people are more important than things.

    When I click the link for your list, it doesn’t come up. I may have to try back later.

  9. Peter says:

    Its easy to see why you didn’t retype that list but you could have cut and pasted it.

  10. Sayre says:

    I managed to clean out the shed yesterday – and it wasn’t even on my list!

    Is your list “Susan’s List” or “SuzieQ’s List”?? Both were pretty good, but “SuzieQ” seems to have quite a long list – and is working on it!

  11. Kaytabug says:

    What a fantastic list! Family is what matters most.

  12. Karina says:

    Wow, that is quite a long list over the link…but it looks like you’re making a dent in it. 😉

    The picture organization thing? I didn’t put that on my own list, but man, is that EVER something I need to accomplish!

  13. Amanda says:

    Ooh! I am going to do this, how fun! I have a list, but I have never thought of posting it. Give me a day or two and then come check it out!

    Your list is amazing and you are totally right – Family is number 1!

  14. Laurie says:

    hmmm, this is the first bucket list i’ve seen that lists “clean out the garage”…..

  15. jettied says:

    WOW what a list fun and serious all rolled into one!!

  16. nikki says:

    Family is the bestest.

  17. Robocop says:

    Nice post. If I knew I was dying, I would quit my job, and try to fullfill my list as best as I could.

  18. Karmyn R says:

    I think you’ve done well so far with it – especially seeing all the 50 states. You are a lot closer on that than I am.

  19. That is a very impressive list and it looks like you’re making progress on it.

    Good for you!

  20. Sandy says:

    Terrific list. I am so glad that you participate on FM. It gives me a chance to read the previous posts from week to week. Your Shaun sounds like my hubby. So glad the pooch is well and the family is getting better.

  21. Frances says:

    Saw the movie – it was fabulous.
    May you and your family have much quality time for many many many years to come.
    Take care,
    Frances

  22. It’s so lovely to read about someone with a happy family that they love very much. Mine’s a bit too disfunctional!

  23. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Happy birthday month, it’s mine too. 🙂 Hope you get to see the movie.

  24. Ellen says:

    I love how you posted “a full bucket” love it!
    You have a wonderful perspective on what is important. Enjoy…

  25. chrisb says:

    You have a few things knocked off your list which is great, I absolutely agree about family being the most thing and certainly if I knew I had little time that’s where I would want to be~ not that I actually said this in my post!

  26. Tiggerlane says:

    Oh…wow…if I was REALLY honest, my list would be long like yours. But the energy just to create such a long list…and I would be all depressed at the end! I need to expand my list, tho…maybe if I wrote it all down, then it would stay out of my HEAD!

  27. Heather says:

    Great list…in the end if I knew I only had x number of days I’d spend it with my family too…anything else just doesn’t compare to spending your last moments with the ones you love.

  28. Michelle says:

    That’s a big list!! I hope you get to them all!!

  29. Alix says:

    What a lovely positive post! I don’t think I would have started on your New Year list it is so long I’d get scared and hide it away! Maybe you should break it down into 10’s it might be easier 🙂

  30. Joy T. says:

    I haven’t seen the movie either but I sure want to. Your New Year’s list is great. Even though it’s a big list, there are lots of very do-able things on it. Like #37 – wash my face ‘every’ night. Such a small thing, but I’ll bet there’s a whole ton of people who don’t do that little nightly ritual that’s oh so important.

  31. Great post! I agree that our families should be first and foremost.

  32. That is quite a list. I’m impressed.

    Family is the most important. Great Post.

    I did do nanowrimo 07 and have a good first draft. Now I’m trying to decide where to go with the story and how to improve upon it. My current goal for 08 is to finish it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Once my hubby introduced me to french wines, I never went back to californian. For some weird reason, california wines made me sneeze. 🙂

    Robin of mytwoblessings

  33. I think if I knew I was going to kick the bucket soon, I’d leave the garage cleaning to someone else. And California wines make me sneeze too.

  34. What a great list! Sounds like you have a great perspective on life and what’s important.

  35. Serina says:

    It is all about family. And although there are many things on my ist, if I only had a short time to live…it would all be about spending time with them.

  36. photowannabe says:

    Delightful post as always. Family is at the top of my list too. Life is all about that….

  37. Alison says:

    great list…..doesn’t it feel good to cross some of them off!!. I also love your positive attitude!!

  38. I hear ya on family. Family is so important! Great list you have there. I painted my kitchen Summer Ivy last year.

  39. mamalang says:

    That’s what I forgot…getting my pictures organized. Geez, maybe I should have read other people’s lists before I did my own.

    Nice.

  40. Dawn says:

    I agree about family and I would want to get all that scrapbooking done or at least organize the photos for my kids. I love that you have looked at other lists and feel thankful for what you have already accomplished. It is also nice your list is mostly made up of smaller attainable things.

  41. Sirdar says:

    Quite the list you have going there. Hope you get to accomplish all of the things on there. You obviously take family life to the hilt. Good for you!!

  42. I’ve had several close friends and relatives receive devastating diagnoses. It is true that they focus not on places or things they want to visit/experience, but rather people they want to spend time with. A terminal illness really focuses you on what is important in life.

  43. Ped Crossing says:

    Lots of do-able items on that list!

  44. Ped Crossing says:

    Lots of do-able items on that list!

  45. Ped Crossing says:

    Lots of do-able items on that list!

  46. Megan says:

    hahaha, i need to clean my garage out as well. i hope you accomplish all of the things on your list!

  47. Julie says:

    Family is important, great to hear you say it.

    You are signed up for next week